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Provide the ability to turn backups on or off after a droplet has been created

Currently if a droplet is created without automatic backups enabled, the option to backup that droplet becomes unavailable. This should be something we can turn on and off at any time.

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    AlexAlex shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    Mitch WilliamsMitch Williams shared a merged idea: How do I enable backups from the DC Control Panel?  ·   · 
    RubenRuben shared a merged idea: re enable buckups  ·   · 
    AlexAlex shared a merged idea: When creating a droplet, warn a user that the 'Enable Backups' option is not reversible  ·   · 

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      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Not just be able to turn it on off but also have a schedule, instead of "periodic" backups we should be able to choose daily, weekly, or monthly. For me I only need weekly, and it would be nice to know that it's backed up ever Sunday rather than have it be random and not know whether to panic or not when something goes wrong.

      • Richard HolmesRichard Holmes commented  · 

        Very disappointed to find this out now. It should be made very clear when creating a droplet that the backup option is a once in a droplet opportunity not to be missed! Please add this option soon!

      • Mehdi HasanMehdi Hasan commented  · 

        This is a must have for many of our use cases. Please do it!

      • MartinMartin commented  · 

        Would really like this feature...

      • mkbmkb commented  · 

        It's a little strange this capability is missing.

      • MathMath commented  · 

        Need it!

      • PatrickPatrick commented  · 

        Yep at the very least we need a warning on the tooltip before its too late to change your mind

      • JasonJason commented  · 

        Wow. At least warn us that we can't turn this on at a later date when we're creating droplets. Boo.

      • RussellRussell commented  · 

        So... I was spending time looking all over the place for a way to enable backups, and finally ended up here. This is a much needed feature. I spun up many instances with different OS configs and had no idea which one I would actually end up using. Now I have everything completely operational, and I can't enable backups? Let me put this another way: I would like to give you 20% more money... but you won't let me. ;-)

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Oh shitty shit! How can we live without the feature?! Please, do!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Yes, please... This is really annoying.

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